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Peru's presidential candidates battle it out to the end

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 01:20

Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former embattled president Alberto Fujimori, refuses to concede to opponent Pedro Pablo Kuczynski with a handful of ballots left to be counted. Gavino Garay reports.

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It's too close to call in Peru where Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski are fighting it out for the presidency. Ninety-five-point-five percent of the ballots have been counted, but officials say it's likely to be the postal votes from Peruvians living abroad that will decide the winner of the national election. She's slightly behind, but Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's jailed former authoritarian president Alberto Fujimori, is not willing to concede defeat to former investment banker and finance minister Kuczynski. Both candidates are pro-business, and promise to drive economic growth. But for Fujimori, part of the struggle has been to distance herself from her father's rule in the 90s that landed him in jail on corruption and human rights charges. But just as Peru's older generation credits Alberto Fujimori as defeating the Shining Path militant guerilla group and building rural schools and hospitals... the younger generation remembers its military curfews and missing persons. Peru's current president Ollanta Humala defeated Fujimori in her first bid for president in 2011. Analysts say this latest attempt is just as likely to come down to her family name.

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Peru's presidential candidates battle it out to the end

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 01:20